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There's no denying that butter yellow is literally the shade of the summer. From slip dresses to celebrity tresses, the fashion elite are going wild for the dopamine inducing shade. 

As with most fashion trends, the coveted colour has officially made it onto our nails with Selena Gomez championing the happy hue back in March.

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What are butter nails?

Unlike its canary yellow counterpart, butter yellow is more of a milky iteration. It's not as bright and loud, but it still evokes sunshiny feelings of optimism and happiness, which we'll never say no to. 

There's a shade of yellow to suit all skintones© OPI
There's a shade of yellow to suit all skintones

It's the perfect mani shade for those looking to inject a touch of colour into their look without having to worry about it clashing with their outfits, which can often happen with punchier shades. 

And don’t be put off if you usually find yellow a tricky colour to wear. The subtlety of the creamy shade is really what makes it stand out, and experimenting with warmer or cooler tones can help you find your perfect hue.

How to elevate a butter yellow mani

If you're looking to add a touch more elegance to your buttery mani then take inspo from the vanilla chrome trend that's taking over TikTok. Created by nail artist Alexandra Teleki (@thehotblend on Instagram) the trend has been going viral and uses a similar shade of creamy yellow but with an iridescent shimmer. 

Vanilla Chrome is a great way to elevate the butter nails trend © Instagram / @thehotblend
Vanilla Chrome is a great way to elevate the butter nails trend

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"I mixed white and a drop of yellow together to create a creamy vanilla shade as a base and then mixed two chrome powders," explains Alexandra. "In the daylight it looks subtle and in the evening, when the light is a bit dimmer, it appears as a beautiful silvery shade which works well for special occasions."

It's the perfect manicure for brides to be and channels the old money aesthetic that doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon.